Emiline Frances Lantz, age 11
Emiline's is the second sampler known to have been made in Tazewell County and her work is almost identical to a sampler made by a 13-year old, Matilda Harding, also in 1837. Clearly the two girls attended the same school and worked their samplers side-by-side. The samplers both feature the same house, spotted dogs, trees, dangling clusters of grapes, phrasing of the inscription, and border.
Postnote June 2010: With the addition of Emiline's sister Felitia, there are now three known samplers from Tazewell.
Size (W x H): 17 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches
Stitches: Cross, satin
Media: Silk on linen
Emiline Frances Lantz was born in 1826 in Boone County, Kentucky, which is just south of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the youngest of the ten children born to Martin and Mary (Arnold) Lantz.
In 1844 Emiline married Joseph F. Haines, a grain dealer and farmer. Joseph was the son of William Haines, one of the original settlers of Pekin when the town was laid out in 1829. Emiline and Joseph became the parents of two children: William and Maggie May.
Emiline Frances Lantz Aged 11 years
Tazewell County Illinois 1837
(This sampler was added to the site on February 15, 2013)